Joy For Bromberg & Wright
STACY BROMBERG and Tricia Wright have won through to the final of the inaugural PDC Unicorn Women^s World Championship.
American star Bromberg and Surrey-based Wright will contest for the £10,000 winner^s cheque at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool next month, on Sunday July 25 ahead of the StanJames.com World Matchplay final, after winning through the last 32 in Barnsley.
Bromberg, who has based in Las Vegas, hit the jackpot with a narrow 4-3 win over Anastasia Dobromyslova in their semi-final contest, with the Russian hitting back from 3-0 down to force a decider.
Bromberg punished three missed doubles from Dobromyslova to win the second leg in taking a 2-0 lead, and a 15-dart finish put her three legs clear.
Dobromyslova won the next and then took out 97 in two darts to make Bromberg pay for six missed match darts, before a 16-dart leg saw her level matters.
But Bromberg hit scores of 140 and 100 in the seventh leg to be first to the finish, and took out 69 in three darts, with Dobromyslova waiting on 130, to move into the final.
Bromberg had whitewashed Japan^s Kazumi Nakagawa in the last 32 and also defeated Donna-Maria Rainsley and Denise Cassidy in the event, and admitted afterwards: "This is the greatest moment of my career and I^m delighted.
"Anastasia played great in the final and she came back brilliantly at me, and I^m so grateful to get through.
"I^ve known Tricia for 20 years or so and I can^t wait to play her in Blackpool."
Mitchum^s Wright also went to a deciding leg in her semi-final, defeating Milton Keynes^ Fiona Carmichael 4-3.
Carmichael had defeated Russia^s Irina Borovkova, Canadian number one Cindy Pardy and WDF number one Deta Hedman to reach the last four, and led Wright 2-1 in their decisive game.
However, misses at double top and ten allowed Wright to level in the fourth leg before a neat two-dart 76 put the more experienced lady ahead.
Russian duo Irina Borovkova and Irina Armstrong lost in the last 32, but Australian Lavinia Hogg and Finland^s Marika Juhola won through to the last 16.
PDC Unicorn Women^s World Championship
Last 32 (GBR unless stated)
Cindy Pardy (CAN) 4-3 Marlene Badger
Fiona Carmichael 4-3 Irina Borovkova (RUS)
Deta Hedman 4-0 Irina Armstrong (RUS)
Ann Chilton 4-0 Zoe McIntyre
Tricia Wright 4-1 Paula Clemett
Rebecca Rose 4-0 Kate Monaghan
Sharon O^Brien (IRE) 4-3 Clare Bywaters
Terri Bellamy 4-2 Sue Cusick
Stacy Bromberg (USA) 4-0 Kazumi Nakagawa (JAP)
Donna-Maria Rainsley 4-2 Juliet Findley
Denise Cassidy 4-3 Deana Rosenblom (SWE)
Lavinia Hogg (AUS) 4-2 Linda Jones
Sabrina Sporle (GER) 4-2 Stefanie Luck (GER)
Louise Carroll 4-1 Tara Deamer
Anastasia Dobromyslova (RUS) 4-1 Glad Davies
Marika Juhola (FIN) 4-3 Emma Pearce
Fiona Carmichael 4-2 Cindy Pardy
Deta Hedman 4-3 Ann Chilton
Tricia Wright 4-1 Rebecca Rose
Sharon O^Brien 4-1 Terri Bellamy
Stacy Bromberg 4-2 Donna-Maria Rainsley
Denise Cassidy 4-1 Lavinia Hogg
Sabrina Sporle 4-3 Louise Carroll
Anastasia Dobromyslova 4-0 Marika Juhola
Losers £625 each
Fiona Carmichael 4-2 Deta Hedman
Tricia Wright 4-2 Sharon O^Brien
Stacy Bromberg 4-2 Denise Cassidy
Anastasia Dobromyslova 4-3 Sabrina Sporle
Tricia Wright 4-3 Fiona Carmichael
Stacy Bromberg 4-3 Anastasia Dobromyslova
Losers £2,500 each
Tricia Wright v Stacy Bromberg
To be played on Sunday July 25 at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool
Additionally, the two finalists will be invited to compete in the 2010 Grand Slam of Darts and will be invited to become PDC ProTour Card holders for 2011 & 2012, plus a sponsorship from Rileys